This mid-century French bracelet alternates between a square link and ribbed middle section. Both links and ribs are dimensional, as they are slightly convex, allowing them to lay nicely against the wrist. They are sculptural in nature, and the alternating links create a mesmerizing pattern. The repeating squares bring to mind a Greek key motif—tying a classical element into a clean, modern design. This piece is beautifully fluid, comfortable to wear, and looks great alone or stacked with other bracelets.
The bracelet’s hidden box clasp is incorporated seamlessly into the design, continuing the pattern without a break in the links. It features both a safety clasp and safety chain, adding security without disrupting the elegance of the piece. On the tongue of the clasp, the gold is marked with a Minerva head—a French signifier that the bracelet was intented to be exported—and with the French maker’s mark for 18k gold.
The bracelet has a length of 7.5”, that when closed, has an interior circumference of 6.25”. There are 11 square links, each measuring 5/8”x 5/8” and 11 ribbed links that each measure 3/8” x 5/16”. The bracelet weighs 35.7 grams.